Conor McGregor has been winding down after his devastating UFC 257 defeat against Dustin Poirier by fishing with his family on a super yacht.
The Irishman was knocked out inside two rounds by Poirier on January 24, suffering his third loss in six outings and dropping down to sixth in the UFC’s lightweight rankings as a result.
It is unclear what his next move will be in the MMA world, as a highly-demanded rematch against Khabib Nurmagomedov has now slipped from his grasp.
McGregor was also expected to make a second venture into boxing for a showdown with Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao this year, but that is seemingly off the cards too.
Trilogy bouts with Poirier and old foe Nate Diaz have been mooted as potential options, but for the mean time he has been taking his mind off the fight game by relaxing with his family on a yacht in Dubai.
The 32-year-old arrived at Fight Island last month on a £3million super yacht and it appears he is yet to head back to Ireland, posting a series of pictures on Instagram that shows him fishing on the boat with partner Dee Devlin and son Conor McGregor Jr.
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Alongside the photos he wrote: “Fishing on Moon Island with the fam.”
McGregor also uploaded a picture last week which shows him riding a horse on the beach in front of Dubai’s famous Burj Al Arab hotel.
Poirier has opened the door for a potential rubber match with him in 2021, having come unstuck when they first met back in 2014.
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However, the American claims he is yet to be approached about a proposed trilogy bout.
“It’s tough to call. I don’t know what they’re saying behind closed doors,” Poirier told MMA Junkie.
“And I haven’t been reached out yet by the UFC or by Conor’s management about the trilogy fight.
“So I’m not sure what’s going to happen. I haven’t been reached out to the UFC about anything.”
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World heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury believes McGregor paid the price for being too inactive against Poirier last month, telling Gareth A Davies: “Inactivity kills the cat, no doubt about it.
"When one man’s been active – fighting, sparring and in camps – and one man’s been on the couch, it’s no good.”
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